Louisiana asking for Oklahoma blood donations following devastating floods

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OKLAHOMA CITY – Health officials in Louisiana are asking Oklahomans for help.

Due to the recent flooding in Louisiana, blood centers in the area have not been able to operate for more than four days. As a result, they are asking the Oklahoma Blood Institute for help.

“It is not unusual for the Oklahoma Blood Institute to be contacted when there are natural disasters in our country,” said John Armitage, M.D., president and chief executive of OBI. “The Oklahoma Standard is known across our states. We have sent blood to Louisiana, but to continue to help out our neighboring state, we will need more blood donors.”

The institute is asking all eligible donors to come to any OBI location to donate blood.

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